As natural resources co-managers, the Treaty Council works with its member tribes, other treaty tribes and the State of Washington for decades to manage fisheries and hatcheries in a manner that considers the needs of both people and fish, while ensuring that harvest management plans and fisheries are consistent with salmon protection and recovery efforts.
Shellfish such as clams, oysters, crab, shrimp and many other species have been an important part of the diet and heritage of the Point No Point Treaty Tribes for thousands of years. Readily available year round, shellfish could be harvested, cured, and stored to supplement other foods, like salmon or game.
The Point No Point Treaty Council and its tribes co-manage wildlife, along with other Olympic Peninsula Tribes, and the State of Washington. Together our programs develop regional management and hunting plans for wildlife species, such as deer, elk, bear, mountain goats and cougars.
The Point No Point Treaty Council’s Habitat Program is focused on taking care of healthy and functional nearshore and freshwater habitats, facilitating the restoration of degraded areas and undertaking research to identify and understand the organisms that live within these habitats.
The Point No Point Treaty Council (PNPTC) Climate Program is part of the PNPTC Habitat Protection Program and focuses on monitoring, understanding and preparing for the effects of a changing climate in northwest Washington, an area where our Tribes have lived for thousands of years.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) is a suite of software tools used to capture, gather, create, store, manage, analyze, share, and display geographic data. GIS allows us to integrate disparate sources of data into an integrated map and helps our Tribes view how these various phenomena relate to each other at different scales.
The Salmon and Steelhead Habitat Inventory and Assessment Program (SSHIAP) has been a joint effort for the treaty tribes and state of Washington that provides a “living” geodatabase of local and regional habitat analyses.
The Point No Point Treaty Council Archives Program was established in 2016 in order to organize, preserve and provide access to the historical collections of the Point No Point Treaty Council. The Archives houses organizational, legal, scientific, and cultural records created from the work of the Point No Point Treaty Council since its founding in 1974.